Top 10 reasons why RiseFIT loves Flexline!

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Top 10 reasons why RiseFIT loves Flexline!

1.)  Unlike any other fitness tool, you can continue to work and adjust the weight/resistance as you are working on your own.

2.)  Explosive movements (speed) that only an air cable system is capable of delivering. Allowing you to train movements and do exercises that you cannot do with any other tool.

3.)  Very simple to use - so someone who is not a "fitness person" can learn very fast and use it well. 

4.)  Smoothness of the machine makes it great for corrective exercises!

5.)  Flexline is extremely user-friendly, super safe and allows you to work on your strength way better than dumbbells.  

6.)  The endless variety of movements really provides a full-body experience on a single machine.

7.)  Super efficient - quickly adjust angles and the resistance so you waste no time - no more fiddling with changing weights and pins! 

8.)  This goes beyond simply measuring reps - RiseFIT trainers are able to measure the joules and watts (we're talkin' someone's work capacity and intensity!) 

9.)  It allows each person to learn how to tune into their own body and push harder based upon how they feel because it shows your intensity and productivity.

10.)  Flexline is the latest and most scientific way to train safely and effectively, all while delivering maximum results and variety to each workout session.

If you'd like more information, visit www.flexlinefitness.com

Check our schedule page to view RiseSTRENGTH classes featuring the Flexline System!

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Rise Stretch is now Rise Recover

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Rise Stretch is now Rise Recover

Do you feel sore? Tight?  Do You have pain?   You need to do recovery stretches.

A full body stretch on an aerial silk hammock protects against injuries, releases tightness and pain, increases your range of motion, speeds up post workout recovery, eliminates soreness and enhances your health.

When you stretch, synovial fluids from your joints reach places that need it, circulating while lubricating the bones to facilitate smooth and painless movement.

Along with this beneficial factor, the pressure from the placement of the hammock fabric in lymph node areas (like the groin and armpits) assists your body in detoxification and in the circulation of your blood flow, speeding up recovery time.

When you reduce muscle pain you also reduce stress, helping you to live longer. Taking the time to stretch and decompress can reduce low back pain and relax the nervous system. How do you do this? Inversions (aka, being upside down).

Not only will you feel expansive in your spine, but also in your being. Stretching on the aerial silks will liven up your mood, some even say they feel like a kid again because it’s so fun....Liberating you to move more freely for your workout classes and in your daily life.

RiseRecover... it's so much more than a "stretch"!

 

Written by:

Nicolette Maio

RiseRecover Coach; Certified Yoga Instructor

Contact info@risefit.com to schedule a private or small group Recover session OR simply sign-up for a RiseRecover class here. 

http://www.yogajournal.com/teach/synovial-fluid-and-inflamed-joints

http://www.avianayoga.com/aerial-goddess-talk 

https://aerialyogacademy.com/inversion-therapy/

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7 Proven Variables That Make You FIT

1)  COURAGE - so many people want to get fit, however, they are afraid to go out and try something new and come up with excuses why they can’t.  If you haven’t tried it, you really don’t know if you can, and you may greatly be cheating yourself for not trying.  

 

 

2.)  The “WHY” - clear outcome you want to achieve, by what date, and most importantly, why you are doing this.  The people that achieve anything meaningful are always driven by their WHY.  The single biggest downfall for most people -  not spending time on being clear of their “why”, and when it is convenient today to workout, they don’t because they are not feeling motivated.  

 

3.)  MINDFULNESS - Your are not there, yes your body is there, but where is your focus?  Staying mindful of what you are doing goes beyond simply doing it to stay safe.  Being mindful enhances every aspect of your workout time.  Being fully engaged in what you are doing is not only a good idea, it’s essential to producing, at the very least, “good” results.

 

4.  INTENSITY - Now that you are mindful and engaged in what you are doing, you need to try harder.  It’s like anything else in life, to get new results you have to put in twice as much effort.  Counting is key  - If you could do 10 perfect squats in 1 minute, awesome, in the next set do 11 in one minute. Even the slightest increase is gaining intensity.  If running faster is what you want, it’s going to require you to pick up your pace!

 

5.  COMPETITION - it’s not about you going to try to beat anyone, it’s not even about you competing with yourself.  It is about you measuring what you are doing, and cheering yourself on to do more than you’ve ever done before.  I’ve seen so many people hurting themselves because they were trying to beat someone else.  Instead of listening to their body they were focused on someone else, it’s just stupid.  Have courage to strive to do more than you’ve ever done before, be mindful of your body and do what is right for you, and use intensity to push yourself safely to do something you haven’t done before.  1 rep more than last week, 1 second faster, lift 1 more pound than last week.


6.  COMPOUNDING -  now that you are doing more than last week, with consistency of doing that each week, the results will begin to compound and you will begin to see measurable results.

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What is more powerful than Discipline?

How lack of alignment creates struggle in your life.
No discipline is required to eat the cookie you crave,

Drink the soda you want

or the alcohol you desire,

or to do the things you do as a habit.

“I’m a runner and if I don't get my run in I am cranky; I HAVE to get my run in for the day.”

“It’s the holidays, I HAVE to eat all the delicious food I see. I'm not going to be antisocial, of course I will drink alcohol too.”

 

Identity does not require discipline, and as long as identity is aligned with our dreams, beliefs, rules and values, there is no struggle.

 

I believe being healthy is good for me, I value my friendships, I value going out and having fun, I'm a party animal I’m fun to be around and I believe drinking makes me more fun... and with drinking I also eat.

 

This is an example of why discipline does not work. It is not about having to say “No” to yourself, to exert energy, to stop yourself or restrict yourself.  It’s about being free, and being true to yourself.  If you gain the awareness of how your decision is supporting or hurting you, then you have a choice on how to act.  

 

This is about reaching the place of self love and self respect.  You become aware that the alcohol is damaging your organs, your brain, you.  It’s hurting the people around you, and because you deeply love yourself and those around you, you feel the desire to avoid drinking.  There is no need for self discipline because the decision to skip the alcohol is easy.   

 

Notice how this is a completely different mindset and point of view?  If you have much conflict within yourself, then the decision for or against is a difficult one.  It’s painful and feels like you are giving something up to do something that is good for you and the goals you have in place for yourself.  

 

When you feel your self-sabotaging - going to that dark place where you feel bad, frustrated, discouraged and so on -the solution is to get realignment.

The choices will be easy as you will feel peace, relaxed, on point, proud, and happy.

Written by:

 

 

Robert Jaroszuk

 

RiseFIT Owner & Founder

 

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What is the best exercise?

What is the best exercise?  The one that pushes your body to signal growth.  Intensity is the key factor here, and getting the proper dosage is another. Just like anything that is good, too much can also be detrimental, so maintaining a proper balance is wise.  

As I like to say, “motion is life.”  Move daily through your full range of mobility, push your strength, push your stamina and your stability.  There is this harmony between pushing yourself to growth and then recovery, so you can push even more.   

I’ve seen people in their 40s who could barely lift themselves up off the floor in the beginning, then to being able to do an unassisted pull-up a year later.  There is a difference between how old you are in terms of years and how old you are in terms of your metabolic, cognitive, and physical performance.  

Wherever you are today, you can improve. You CAN be younger longer, even though the years keep tacking on.  The way we’ve seen our parents age is not a destiny we have to repeat. We can make better choices, we have more options and we owe it to ourselves to step up and live full vibrant lives for years to come.  

Take advantage of the amazing healing capabilities our body has. All you have to do is align with the factors that enhance your health, and distance yourself from those that reduce your restorative powers.  

This is the only body you’ve got for this ride and you will be on this amazing trip as long as you can. Keep this beautiful body functioning well!

written by: Robert Jaroszuk

RiseFIT Founder,

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I WISH I COULD WORKOUT MORE - I JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME!

It  seems counter intuitive - the busier I am, the more time I need for exercising. But successful people know this is an edge they keep sharp.   

Over the years I have been blessed and privileged to work with highly successful people:  CEOs of billion dollar global companies, high profile doctors, lawyers, and other professionals.  Getting a safe, efficient, effective workout that distresses you, makes your body feel alive, sharpens the mind, and floods the body with lots of health benefits, is key to high performance when it matters most.

Time after time exercise has been proven to be the best use of our time and personal investment.  Health, after all, is the keystone to life.  Exercise is shown to treat depression, anxiety, improves sleep - just those alone will make you perform better at every other part of your life.  Often times, it is not what we can see with our own eyes that kills us, and so your heart is better off with exercise.  You can lower your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, as well as the probabilities of stroke or heart attack.  

Fit people have lower risks for inflammatory bowel disease and type-2 diabetes can be prevented and even treated.  In many studies, exercise has even shown to reduce chances of developing 13 types of cancer, including breast, colon, and ovarian.  

Being “fit” is so good for you, it is mind boggling that 80 percent of adult Americans do not get the recommended amounts of exercise they need each week and the other 20 percent don’t engage in it at all.  

When you get down to it, all it takes is effort and self care.  Sounds easy enough, right?  However, majority of my clients don't know where to start and how to stay committed.  That's where I come in…

written by: Robert Jaroszuk

RiseFIT Founder, NAP, NLP, WITS.

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Viruses 'more dangerous in the morning'

Do you tend to get sick more easily than others? Are you always catching colds and viruses and can’t figure out why? Research by the University of Cambridge has found that that viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning.

They reported that people who work varying day and night shifts may be even more susceptible to viral diseases based on their schedules.

So how can we prevent this and stay healthy?

 

Click here to read more

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Grilled Eggplant With Yogurt & Mint

Ingredients

1 large 1 1/2-pound eggplant

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup 2-percent Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon dried mint

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Pinch cayenne pepper

Instructions

Stripe the eggplant with a vegetable peeler and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle the eggplant slices generously with salt, place in a colander and let sit 30 minutes. Rinse the eggplant under cold water and pat thoroughly dry. 

Meanwhile, combine the olive oil and garlic in a small glass cup, and microwave just until the oil is hot and bubbling, about 20 seconds. Whisk together the yogurt, mint, cumin, cayenne, 2 tablespoons water and salt to taste in a small bowl.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare an outdoor grill for medium-heat cooking. Brush the eggplant slices on both sides with the oil and garlic mixture. Grill until the eggplant is browned and tender, moving and turning the slices frequently, about 15 minutes. Drizzle the mint sauce onto the eggplant slices.

Cook's Note: When grilling the eggplant, watch carefully to make sure that the slices cook evenly. Moving them frequently will help you avoid scorching them on the hotter parts of the grill before they cook all the way through. If you're using a grill pan, you'll want to cook the slices in 2 batches to avoid crowding the pan.

 Image and recipe courtesy of www.FoodNetwork.com

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Southwestern Salad with Black Beans

INGREDIENTS

1/2 ripe avocado

3/4 cup packed fresh cilantro

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

2 scallions, chopped

1 clove garlic, quartered

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups mixed greens

1/2 cup black beans, canned (rinsed) or cooked

1/2 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)

1/2 cup grape tomatoes

PREPARATION

Place avocado, cilantro, yogurt, scallions, garlic, lime juice, sugar and salt in a blender; blend until smooth.

Place greens in an individual salad bowl; toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. (Refrigerate the remaining dressing.) Top the greens with black beans, corn and tomatoes.

Image and recipe courtesy of www.EatingWell.com

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7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is an organ made of soft nervous tissue, contained within the skull. It functions as the coordinating center of sensation as well as coordinating intellectual and nervous activity.

Essentially, it is vital to the proper functioning of the human body.

For the brain to be able to function properly, there are a variety of things we can do to help including exercising, meditation and more.

Click here to learn more.

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Thai Green Pork Lettuce Cups

 

Ingredients

1 tbsp sesame oil

500g pork mince

1 tbsp green curry paste

1 red onion, finely chopped

Juice 1 lime

1 tbsp fish sauce

½ small pack mint, leaves only, roughly chopped

½ small pack coriander, leaves only, roughly chopped

4 Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated

Rice, to serve (optional)

Instructions

Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the pork for 8-10 mins or until cooked through. Stir in the green curry paste and 2 tbsp water, then cook for 1-2 mins.

Remove from the heat and stir in the red onion, lime juice, fish sauce and herbs. Spoon the pork into the lettuce leaves and serve with rice, if you like.

Image and Recipe courtesy of www.bbcgoodfood.com

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The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

 

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking." Nietzsche

Exercise has been shown to "light up" the brain and increase creativity. Not the type to go for a sprint?

Walking may be all the exercise you need to get those ideas flowing. According to studies, exercise gets your blood pumping, sending an increased flow of blood to the brain-and that's not all. 

Want to start creating your best thoughts?

Click here to learn more.

 

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Summer Pea, Watermelon, and Farro Salad

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked farro or wheat berries

1 cup shelled green peas (about 3/4 pound unshelled) 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup cubed seeded watermelon

1 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese

Preparation

1. Place farro in a large saucepan, and cover with water to 2 inches above farro. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 23 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

2. Add green peas to pan with farro, and cook for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse farro mixture with cold water; drain.

3. Combine farro mixture, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Add the watermelon cubes and 1 cup chopped parsley, and toss gently to combine. Top salad with Romano cheese.

Image and recipe courtesy of www.MyRecipes.com

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The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Some days are more stressful than others-perhaps you have a lot to do, a meeting to run or simply not enough time in the day. And while a little bit of stress isn't a huge deal, the way that you deal with that stress is very important. Responding to stress in certain ways can actually be very harmful to your health!

Cortisol, which is a stress hormone released in the body is said to be public health enemy number one. 

So how do we overcome and deal with stress in a healthy and effective way?

Click here to find out more.

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Chicken With White Beans and Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS

215.5-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed

1 pint grape tomatoes

4 sprigs fresh thyme 

4 sprigs fresh oregano, plus leaves for garnish

2 garlic cloves, smashed

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt and black pepper

8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 3 pounds total)

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 425° F. In a 9-by-13-inch (or some other large) baking dish, toss the beans and tomatoes with the thyme and oregano sprigs, garlic, red pepper, 1 tablespoon of the oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.

Pat the chicken dry and place on top of the bean mixture, skin-side up. Rub with the remaining tablespoon of oil; season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.

Roast until the chicken is golden and cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle with the oregano leaves.

Image and recipe courtesy of www.RealSimple.com

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Curried Egg Salad Sandwich

 

Ingredients

2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

2 tablespoons plain Greek-style low-fat yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper

1/4 teaspoon curry powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 slices rye bread, toasted

1/2 cup fresh spinach

1 orange

Preparation

1. Combine eggs, yogurt, bell pepper, curry powder, salt, and pepper, in a small bowl; stir well.

2. Place spinach on rye bread, top with egg salad, and serve the orange on the side.

Image and Recipe courtesy of www.Health.com

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Spinach-Artichoke Pasta with Vegetables

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked rotini pasta

2 cups (2-inch) cut asparagus

1 cup (2 x 1/2-inch) cut yellow bell pepper

2/3 cup 1% low-fat milk

1 (8-ounce) package frozen spinach-and-artichoke cheese dip (such as T.G.I. Friday's), thawed

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

12 grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved (about 1/4 cup)

 

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add asparagus and bell pepper to pan; drain.

2. Combine milk and spinach dip in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Combine pasta mixture, spinach mixture, salt, and tomatoes in a large bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle with basil, pine nuts, and cheese.

 

Recipe and Image courtesy of:  www.MyRecipes.com

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